Monday, December 20, 2004


I wish I knew what Ali was talking about when he posted this:

" When are both sides going to realize that it's not only about them! That there are millions of Iraqis, Afghanis, Iranians..Etc who are suffering daily and who are trying to find a solution and a way to achieve their dreams (with the help they are getting from America) and who do not have the slightest interest in supporting any party in America. The world is bigger than you and your partisan conflicts and frankly I'm getting sick of it. Take this crap somewhere else and leave us alone! We have enough problems to deal with and we are not interested in supporting any party anwhere, as simply we cannot afford the time or the effort."

It appears that Ali will no longer be posting on Iraqi the Model, and that is a shame. But, still, I wish I knew what he was talking about. While I understand his desire to stay out of American politics (to remain focused on Iraqi concerns), there is something to be said for "using" the brothers to increase the support for US actions in Iraq. Is this 'using' them for purely selfish (Republican) motives? Only if you think what we - and the Bush administration- are doing there is wrong. We have the continual drumbeat of how "wrong" our actions are; how democracy cannot be established in the Middle East, etc- and to have the voice of Iraqi's who are committed to democracy is invaluable.